Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Texas: Clerk, Suspect Shot During Robbery

Houston, Texas

From Click2Houston of April 29, 2008
Clerk, Suspect Shot During Robbery

A clerk traded shots with two men during a robbery at a northwest Harris County convenience store late Monday, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said the men held up the clerk at the Phillips 66 station on Veteran's Memorial Drive near West Road at about 11:25 a.m.

The men opened fire on the clerk, who was working by himself, investigators said.

Deputies said the clerk pulled out a gun and fired back, wounding one of the men several times.

The clerk suffered one gunshot wound and was taken to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for treatment. He is expected to be OK.

The wounded suspect was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

Investigators said the second man got away.

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